Which are the most common cancers?
In the UK the most common cancers are:
- bowel (colorectal)
Within certain age groups, some cancers are more common than others. For example, testicular cancer is not very common – but in men aged 20-40 it is the most common cancer.
Cancer in children is rare. It affects only 1 in 500 children under the age of 15. Children tend to get different types of cancer, hardly seen in adults. The most common children’s cancers are leukaemia and brain tumours.